|Dear Ardmore Community,
There are few events coming up that we want to ensure you are aware of and mark on your calendars. This year, we plan to integrate and re-open more opportunities for families to participate in school wide events. The dates highlighted in yellow are ones we highly encourage families to join us for with your children!
Please look at the upcoming events and read further about some of them in the following sections:
September 29, 2022-Pajama Day!
September 30, 2022-Bingo Game Night at Ardmore hosted by PTSA
October 10, 2022-Curriculum night and Pizza Social
October 12, 2022-Walk to School Day and PBIS assemblies
October 14-Teacher Inservice Day-NO SCHOOL
October 17, 18, and 19th-Elementary Conference Days-Early Release at 12:20 pm
October 19, 2022-Unity Day-Wear Orange Day!
Monthly Celebrations and days of observance
October 2, 2022 National Custodian day
October 9, 2022 National Indigenous People’s Day and Sukkot
October 10-14, 2022 National School Lunch Week
October 11, 2022 World Mental Health Day
October 17, 2022 National School Bus Safety Week
October 19, 2022 Unity Day
We are excited to be able to integrate these opportunities to celebrate and build connections across our community. We look forward to hosting our families!
|Spirit Day and Weeks!|
|Throughout the school year, we have various school spirit days and weeks. We are launching our first one of the year by wearing our pajamas to school on September 29! Our 5th grade student council comes up with inclusive ideas to show school spirit and unity. We will ensure to communicate our spirit days via text and include upcoming ones in our newsletters!|
|Bingo Game Night|
|Join us for Family Games Night on Sept. 30
Come enjoy a night of bingo, pizza, samosas, and fun with friends! All Ardmore families are encouraged to attend on Friday, September 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria/gym.
· Prizes will be awarded to Bingo winners!
· Sign up to volunteer at the event, or join the PTSA, and receive gold coins good for FREE drinks or snacks at the event!
· There will also be a prize drawing for volunteers and PTSA members.
Everyone is welcome. No need to RSVP – just come to the event! Volunteers and PTSA members will enjoy free drink/snack and prize drawing:
· We need helpers: Volunteer to help at Games Night
· To become a PTSA member (optional): Join Ardmore PTSA
Games Night is an event sponsored by the Ardmore PTSA. Donations are not required but always gratefully accepted: Donate (ardmoreelementary.org)
|Curriculum Night will be October 10, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Ardmore Elementary|
|Instructional Technology Resources|
|COVID-19 Vaccine POP-UP Clinic for Bellevue School District Students, Staff and Families|
|In partnership with Safeway/Albertsons
BSD will host a clinic at Odle Middle School on October 1st offering:
Clinic at Odle Middle School
Date:Saturday, October 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Odle Middle School
Address: 502 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007
Sign up using the link below to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Advance Learning Winter Testing|
|Applications for Advanced Learning winter testingare now open. Any parent/guardian of a BSD student in grades 1-11 may apply for their student to test.Any parent of a private/home-school student in grades 1-11 who lives within the Bellevue School District service area may also apply for their child to test. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2022.
All BSD Kindergarten students are automatically screened for Advanced Learning services. There is no need for this group to apply for testing.
|Mini Cheer Camp|
|Sammamis High School is hosting their annual mini cheer clinic fundraiser on Oct 14th (BSD no school day) from 9am-Noon. This is an internal BSD event that’s sponsored and approved by Sammamish HS ASB. See flyer attached if interested for more information.|
|PTSA Participation and Membership|
|The Ardmore PTSA (Parent, Student, and Teacher Association) is an important part of our school. Did you know that the PTSA runs or funds many things that we assume are just part of the school experience – like field trips, school photos, and funding for classroom supplies?
Our PTSA also leads educational and community events like Science Fair, family fun nights, and multicultural events. PTSA members help in classrooms and support our staff with things like students’ hearing and visual testing. And, in partnership with the Family Connections Center, our PTSA raises funds and goods to help Ardmore students in need.
It is only through our PTSA that Ardmore can afford to do these things. The PTSA is 100% volunteer-run and donation-funded. It relies on all of us in the community – parents, teachers, and students – to keep it running. Please consider how you can support the PTSA this year – no matter how small or large, every contribution counts!
Here’s how you can support PTSA:
· Join or renew your PTSA membership (membership good for 1 year)
Members get discounts at national and local businesses including Office Depot, Avis car rentals, Great Wolf Lodge, and more. And, only members get to VOTE on how our PTSA spends its funds, what programs and events we put on, and what class activities we support. Financial assistance with the $12 fee is available through the Family Connections Center if needed.
Volunteers make everything we do possible. Whether you can give an hour this year, or an hour a day, you can make a difference at Ardmore! And if you have special skills to share – whether it’s helping to plan fun events, editing our website or emails, joining our financial review, or taking on a leadership role – we’d love to hear from you.
Opt in to the Ardmore PTSA newsletter and join our Facebook group to get school news, event invitations, discussions with other parents, and resources shared by teachers. And of course, you can connect in person, PTSA events are a great way for families to make friends!
When you help the PTSA, you help Ardmore!
|How to stay informed:|
|Talking Points-This is a great way to stay in communication with staff and teachers at Ardmore. Families will receive text messages with important updates from time to time. You can download the app in your smart phones and be able to message your teacher too! The best part is that messages are automatically translated to your preferred language.
Download the app to register and keep with your child’s progress reports, classroom updates, attendance and more.
Bellevue School District Website-
Email-Make sure to always check your inbox or junkmail for email communications.